How four college students launched a new wave of historic Civil Rights protests

How four college students launched a new wave of historic Civil Rights protests

Late in the afternoon of February 1, 1960, four young black men-Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil, all students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College in Greensboro-visited the local Woolworth's five-and-dime store. They purchased school supplies and toothpaste, and then they sat down at the store's lunch counter and ordered coffee.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Black History Month: Why Celebrate? (Text 5)</u> -- This article is part of a Knowledge Set exploring reasons for celebrating Black History Month and the impact the Civil Rights Movement continues to have on social activism today. This text describes sit-in protests that took place in Greensboro, Nort

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Essential Question

How can learning about previous demonstrations and campaigns for social change impact our world today?

Common Core Standards

RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Levels

2,4

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